Editorials

East Boston Savings Bank Continues to Post Impressive Numbers

November 2, 2011
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Since the advent of the Richard Gavegnano era at the East Boston Savings Bank (EBSB), the bank has grown dramatically (it is now over $2.0 billion in assets) and its profitability has soared as well. Despite one of the worst economies in the modern history of the nation, and the world, the EBSB has...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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East Boston voters should get out and vote on Tuesday. While the election is quiet, the at-large contest  has some important consequences. Does Michael Flaherty get a seat back on the Council and at whose expense? Will the John Connolly-Ayanna Pressley coalition save her seat? Will Council President Stephen Murphy still be re-elected and...

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A Great Response: Residents Show Tremendous Compassion

October 26, 2011
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Last weekend, Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina, East Boston State Representative Carlo Basile, and Eastie’s State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Mayor Thomas Menino banded together with many prominent members of the neighborhood to make certain that all of those affected by the building collapse on Chelsea Street are helped out so they can get...

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ECCO’S Anniversary: Restaurant Continues to Deliver Excellence

October 26, 2011
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Ecco Restaurant and Lounge, in the same space where Sablone’s did its great thing for so many years, is one of the North Shore’s best kept secrets. It has also established itself in a very short period of time as among this neighborhood’s friendliest, classiest and best new places to eat and drink. Located...

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Collapsed Buildings: Community Rallies Around Displaced Residents

October 20, 2011
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It isn’t often that two buildings collapse literally in this community. Yet this is exactly what occurred earlier this week on Chelsea Street where two century-old structures simply disintegrated, turning from residences into heaps of rubble in an instant. Dozens of long-term residents who were living in those buildings which no longer exist lost...

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Brown in Town: Senator Has a Productive Visit to East Boston

October 12, 2011
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The local visit recently by our US Senator Scott Brown gave many in this neighborhood a chance to see the senator up close and in real time and to meet him, to shake his hand and to have a few words. He was invited here and taken around the neighborhood by former Senate President...

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Protests Downtown: Demonstrations Might Be a Sign of Worse Things to Come

October 12, 2011
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The so-called Occupation of Boston protesters demanding a re-ordering of our capitalist society has attracted about 1000 demonstrators who have been camping out at Dewey Square and who have now moved to the Rose Kennedy Greenway. About 100 of these peaceful demonstrators – protesting the lack of jobs and asking for a redistribution of...

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Two Big Thank You’s: Suffolk Downs and Richard Fields Step to the Plate on Behalf of the Bradley School

October 5, 2011
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The nearly brand new children’s park at the Bradley School was the victim of an arsonist recently. You have to wonder, who would set fire to a kid’s playground next to a public school? What kind of monster or monsters could do such a thing? How little humanity does one have to possess to...

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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...

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Maverick Square: Looking Up in a Down Economy

September 21, 2011
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A few things have become obvious to nearly everyone in this neighborhood as the construction of the impressive new building for the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center rushes to completion. First of all, local merchants in the square have revealed that the potential cost for rental space for commercial operations has gone up dramatically....

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